Arts and Humanities
10:23 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Humana Festival Playwright Lucas Hnath on 'The Christians'

Playwright Lucas Hnath returns to Actors Theatre with "The Christians," directed by Les Waters.

Playwright Lucas Hnath returns to the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville this month with a commissioned play. Directed by artistic director Les Waters, "The Christians" opens Thursday in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. 

"The Christians" features an American evangelical pastor as he prepares to deliver a sermon that will challenge the foundations of his congregation's beliefs. 

Hnath’s Actors Theatre credits include 2010's "The Courtship of Anna Nicole Smith," staged by the apprentice company, last year’s high-flying Humana Festival apprentice showcase “Sleep Rock Thy Brain” and 2012’s Humana Festival mainstage production “Death Tax,” which won a Steinberg New Play Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association. 

Hnath spoke with WFPL's Erin Keane about writing about faith and religion.